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NCJ Number: 134494 Find in a Library
Title: Basic Facts About Corrections in Canada, 1991
Corporate Author: Canada Correctional Service
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 112
Sponsoring Agency: Canada Correctional Service
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0P9, Canada
Canada Correctional Service
Ottawa, Ontario K1A OP9, Canada
Publication Number: ISBN 0-662-58464-3
Sale Source: Canada Correctional Service
Communications Branch
340 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, Ontario K1A OP9,
Type: Citizen Involvement Material
Language: English; French
Country: Canada
Annotation: Using a question-and-answer format, this booklet provides the Canadian public with information on the Nation's correctional system.
Abstract: An overview of corrections in Canada presents a statement of the mission of the Correctional Service of Canada, followed by demographic information on the country that includes population and offender data. All information provided in the booklet pertains only to adult corrections. Data address the imprisonment rate, parole and probation, pardons, correctional facilities, correctional staff, and the cost of corrections. Information on Federal correctional facilities covers the number of correctional facilities by security level. Data on the Federal offender population address the distribution of offender population by region and security level; admission and release; inmate profile (male, female, aboriginal, and by race); sentence length; types of sentence; previous terms of incarceration; sentences for murder; security-related incidents; and private family visits. Other information categories are parole and mandatory supervision, temporary absences, inmate employment and education, inmate rights, the Correctional Services budget, and the cost of incarceration.
Main Term(s): Foreign correctional systems
Index Term(s): Correctional facilities; Corrections costs; Inmate Education Assistance Programs; Parole; Prisoner's rights
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